FAQs

Application

For a full list of the types of Scholarships available this year, visit the Types of Scholarships page .

We're passionate about helping Kiwis to pursue their dreams - part of our commitment to growing and nurturing New Zealand communities and the talent within them. 

Applications for AMP Scholarships open on 2 July and close on 13 August 2018 at 11.59pm.

Applications open on 2 July and close on 13 August 2018 at 11:59pm. During this period, you will be able to apply by clicking the ‘Apply’ button on the homepage of ampscholarships.co.nz. The application form should take no more than 10-15 minutes to complete. 

AMP Regional Scholarship recipients will automatically be eligible for the AMP People’s Choice Scholarship.

We need to see your intention and clarity around the dates that you are aiming to pursue your study. If you are successful at receiving an AMP Scholarship, we will ask you to send us quarterly updates over the 12 months following receiving the funding, to update us on how the funding is helping you to pursue your study goals.

If the region you live in is not showing in the dropdown box, please select the region nearest to where you live.  We are dedicated to working with our AMP aligned Advisers to offer you the chance to receive a further $5,000 Regional Scholarship in selected regions.  For details on the Adviser Businesses involved in our regional Scholarship programme this year, visit the Regional Scholarships page

You can only apply for either:

  • A National Scholarship;
  • OR a Study Start Scholarship (open to Year 12 or 13 students only);
  • OR an AMP People Scholarship (open to AMP staff, AMP affiliated Advisers and their immediate families only).

If you wish to update or change your application after submitting it, you will need to email daretodream@amp.co.nz to grant you access to edit your application. But be sure to resubmit it before the cut-off date of 13 August 2018. 

Application submitted? Log in and click on the 'withdraw my application' button on the right side of your application profile. If you wish to remove your voting profile from our system, email daretodream@amp.co.nz with your request, name and details and our admin team will be in touch.

  1. Sign out and sign back in to your profile using the email and password you used to create your account.
  2. You will then be able to access your application and select 'Edit' to make changes. 
  3. Click on the grey 'Back' button to scroll to the relevant page you want to amend. 
  4. Once you have made your changes, submit your application. Please make sure this is done before 13 August 2018.

Once you have completed all the fields in your application and uploaded a profile photo, you need to read the AMP Scholarships Terms & Conditions and tick the box to acknowledge that you have reviewed and accepted them. You will then see a tick box next to the AMP Scholarship you have applied for, which you will need to select before clicking submit. Remember to submit your application before 13 August 2018.

If it hasn't shown up within a couple of minutes, double check your spam folder. Otherwise, email us at daretodream@amp.co.nz and we'll activate your account for you.

Check that the image is a .jpg or other 'standard' file format, and under 4 MB. Upload and then press ‘Save’ at the bottom of the page. Still having difficulty? Some older versions of Internet Explorer may have difficulty with the application form. If you're using a newer web browser, email your profile picture to us at daretodream@amp.co.nz and we'll look into it for you.

For the first round of judging, we'll be judging solely from the application form. If you're chosen as a finalist, feel free to bring along any supporting material to your interview.

Please provide two referees that know your character and who are familiar with the dream you wish to pursue.

Don't worry about sourcing written references just yet. If you're a finalist, we'll be contacting your referees.

Under 18? Make sure you have parental consent to apply. If you're chosen as a finalist, the Parent / Guardian form on our website will need to be filled out prior to your interview.

See the Terms and Conditions for information on when and how recipients will be announced for each Scholarship.

Eligibility

Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents and they need to have resided in New Zealand within the last five years.  All applicants need to do is prove they're passionate and determined to do their thing. AMP Study Start applicants must be in Year 12 or 13 at high school and plan on studying at a New Zealand tertiary institute. For a complete list of eligibility criteria, please see the Terms and Conditions.

Yes, if you haven’t been residing outside of New Zealand for more than five years at the date of your application.

Yes, if you applied last year you may apply again. However, previous AMP Scholarship recipients (including recipients of AMP Adviser affiliated Regional Scholarships) are not eligible to apply.

AMP Scholarships are for individuals only - so you can still apply, but you'll be judged on your individual merits.

Tools and Resources

Join the AMP Scholarships Facebook Group, Dare to Dream AMP Scholarships on Facebook or on Instagram.

People's Choice

Voting opens Monday 1 October and closes Sunday 21 October 2018.

The AMP People’s Choice Scholarship recipient will be announced at the National awards event on Thursday 25 October 2018.

For more information on the voting and selection process, please see the AMP Scholarships Terms and Conditions.

You won’t be able to see how many votes an applicant has. The AMP People’s Choice Scholarship’s website will be updated with details of the applicants with the highest number of votes as of the relevant date.

Voting will only be accepted through txt to vote.

Double check that you are using the right code. Please also remember that you need to have credit to vote since it is through txt. Otherwise email us at daretodream@amp.co.nz and our team will look into it for you.

Only New Zealand citizens or New Zealand permanent residents are eligible to vote.

We'll be checking votes and monitoring the AMP People's Choice Scholarship voting process for invalid voting records or patterns. Any entrants who commit voting fraud or source votes illegally may be disqualified. If you are aware of any fraudulent voting, please contact us on daretodream@amp.co.nz.

To keep things fair, AMP People's Choice Scholarship voting to limited to one vote per person.

No, once a vote has been submitted, it may not be changed or withdrawn.

All AMP Regional Scholarship recipients will be shown on the voting page. If you are having trouble finding your applicant, just email us at daretodream@amp.co.nz and we will respond as soon as possible.

Once voting opens, it’s no longer possible to update or add new information to your AMP People’s Choice Scholarship application.

If there are serious issues with an applicant’s profile picture, please contact us at daretodream@amp.co.nz. Any changes will be on a case by case basis.

Send us an email to daretodream@amp.co.nz and we will remove your People’s Choice application.